Course code LitZ3114
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 32 48
Course annotation
This course presents some most important Indian literary phenomena of the 20th century. Special attention is paid to the development of Indian national literatures in Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Knnada, Malayalami and English. Indian diaspora literature is discussed. Dalit literature as a new literary phenomenon is paid some very special interest to.

The students should be able to discus the most topical problems of contemporary Indian literature, their historical development and modern tendencies in context with the existing social and political situation, and in context with the ancient Indian cultural legacy.
Course plan
1. Indian literature in English, its origin. L 2h
2. Indian literature in English today. L. 2h
3. Bengali literature in the beginning of the 20th century. L 2h
4. Bengali literature in the 20/21st century, its development. L 2 h
5. Hindi literature in the beginning of the 20th century. L 2h
6. Hindi literature today. L 2h
7. Urdu literature in the beginning of the 20th century. L 2h
8. Urdu literature today. L 2h
9. Dravidic literature, major developments in the 20th century. L 2 h
10. The literature of Karnataka. L 2h
11. The literature of Kerala . L 2h
12. The literature of Tamil Nadu. L 2h
13. Dalit literature. L 2h.
14. Autobiography in contemporary Indian literature. L 2h
15. Some major tendencies in Indian contemporary literature. L 2h
16. Indian diaspora literature. L 2h

Requirements for obtaining credit points
Stdents are to attend lectures, present a paper (50%), pass a written exam (50%).

Study programmes Asian Studies